Clockwise from top left: lobster roll at B&G Oysters, Boston; the Sam at Stein's Deli in NOLA; Steak Sandwich at Gjelina in LA; Bahn Mi at Out the Door in SF; Grilled Cheese at Hog Island Oysters in SF; the Schnitzelwich at Tabor in Portland; the Lobster BLT at B&G Oysters; Turkey and swiss with avocado and tarragon mustard at Rubicon Deli in SD, the Tabor cart in Portland.
IMHO, nothing but nothing beats a good sandwich for satisfaction. Inspired by Bon Appetit's latest issue, here is my own top ten list of favorite (non burger) sandwiches both outside and inside San Diego. What are some of yours??
1. The Shrimp Toast at Son of a Gun in LA
2. Momofuku pork buns in NYC
3. Hog Island Oyster grilled cheese in SF
4. Fried Chicken at Son of a Gun
5. The Sam at Stein's Deli in NOLA
6. Bahn Mi at Out the Door in SF
7. Schnitzelwich at Tabor in Portland
8. Roli Roti Porchetta at the Ferry Building Farmers Market in SF
9. The lobster roll or lobster BLT at B&G Oysters in Boston
10. The steak sandwich at Gjelina in LA
Favorite sandwiches in San Diego:
1. Triple Threat Pork sandwich at Carnitas’ Snack Shack
2. Fried Chicken on a Cream Cheese & Chive Biscuit at Tiger! Tiger! (Sunday only)
3. Crab sandwich at Point Loma Seafoods.
4. Turkey with swiss, tarragon mustard and avocado on a dutch crunch roll at Rubicon Deli
5. Roast beef with goat cheese and red onion at Con Pane.
6. The No. 9 (bbq pork) bahn mi at K sandwiches (ask for double meat & extra pickle.)
7. Porchetta at Ariccia Italian Market in La Jolla
8. Provencal vegetable sandwich at Cafe Zinc
9. ABLT at Prep Kitchen in Little Italy
10. Chargrilled fresh fish torta at El Pescador.
Edit: Great minds think alike I guess - Candice also posted a list of the "Iconic Sandwiches of San Diego" on Eater San Diego today, and we had many of the same ones on our lists! Here's to good taste ;)